Tours What to Expect
Independent Tour Available Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-4pm
Guests will watch an introductory video lasting roughly 10 minutes and will self-guide through the History Center’s interior exhibits, including those in the Flowers-Roberts House and the Davis Wing anytime between 10am and 4pm.
Guests may also explore the Museum grounds and historic structures as indicated by staff at the time of your visit. This option includes access to the Joyner-Calloway House, O.C. Ewart Bowling Alley, and the Metcalfe Courthouse.
Begin your Independent Tour by checking in at the front door. Ring the bell for assistance.
Guided Grounds Tour Available Mondays-Fridays at 11am or 2pm
Guests will watch an introductory video lasting roughly 10 minutes and staff will guide you on a tour of the History Center’s grounds and the interiors of our historic buildings including the Smith Log House, the Joyner-Calloway House, the O.C. Ewart Bowling Alley, and the Metcalfe Courthouse.
After the guided grounds tour, guests may then explore the History Center’s exhibits in the Flowers-Roberts House and the Davis Wing Gallery independently.
Begin your Guided Grounds Tour by checking in at the front door. Ring the bell for assistance.
Pre-Purchase Passes Admission to the Thomasville History Center & Lapham-Patterson House
Planning a visit to the Lapham-Patterson House and the Thomasville History Center? Save time (and a little cash) by pre-purchasing a Journey Pass or individual single-day admission to either location.
- Journey Pass: includes single-day admission to both the Lapham-Patterson House and the Thomasville History Center on a Friday or Saturday of your choice
- Independent or Guided Grounds Tours (Thomasville History Center)- single-day admission
- Lapham-Patterson House Tour– guided, single day admission
Please consult our events calendar before purchase to confirm both locations will be open. When you arrive, present a printed copy of your pass or your confirmation email upon entry at either location.
Journey Passes are only valid on Fridays and Saturdays.
Passes are not refundable but may be transferred to another date of your choosing. Please contact the History Center with any questions: 229-226-7664, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request a Guided Tour
Use the contact form to request a guided tour or schedule a group visit. Guests interested in Independent Tours are not required to schedule a visit in advance unless it is a group of 10+.
*Completing this form does not guarantee a reservation slot. After submitting the form someone from our office will contact you and finalize your reservation.
Thomasville History Center Members
As a benefit of membership, current Thomasville History Center members receive free admission for themselves and up to 4 additional family members. Join or Renew today!
Blue Star Museum Program
Memorial Day-Labor Day
The Thomasville History Center is proud to announce our participation in the Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2018. Military families will have access to both the Thomasville History Center and the Lapham-Patterson House.
The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD from 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. Military – Army, Navy, Air force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members.
This year, more than 2,000 (and counting) museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa are taking part in the inititative. Museums are welcome to join Blue Star Museums throughout the summer.
Museums for All Initiative
We are proud to participate in the Museums for All program, a cooperative initiative between the IMLS and Association of Children’s Museums that encourages families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build life-long museum habits. To receive discounted admission, individuals and families must: present a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, and a valid form of photo ID upon admission. Benefits extend to up to 4 people per card.
National Trust Distinctive Destinations Program
National Trust Distinctive Destinations are an ever expanding group of diverse historic sites across the country that help illustrate the breadth and depth of the American story. From house museums to working farms, these places can add memorable moments to your off-the-beaten-path road trip, create new opportunities for a family vacation, or even become your new favorite gift shop.
Best of all, these places proudly offer free or discounted admission to National Trust members, including discounts in the museum or gift shop where applicable.
Tour Hours & Directions
725 North Dawson Street
Thomasville, GA 31792
Friday – Saturday: 10AM – 4PM
*Closed January 1, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day